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Badminton at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia State University Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 24, 1996
Date Finished: August 1, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: KOR Bang Su-Hyeon
Silver: INA  Mia Audina
Bronze: INA Susi Susanti


Forty-eight women started, with the 16 seeds given byes into round two. The #1 seed was the World Champion, [Ye Zhaoying] (CHN), but she would lose in the quarter-finals, defeated by Korea's [Kim Ji-Hyeon] in straight sets. The semi-finals saw a replay of the 1992 final, with [Bang Su-Hyeon] exacting revenge on Indonesia's [Susi Susanti Haditono], 11-9, 11-8. In the final Bang faced [Mia Audina] (INA), a true badminton prodigy. Audina had first played in the Uber Cup (women's world team championship) when only 14, and was only 16-years-old at the Atlanta Olympics. After the 1998 Uber Cup matches, she married a Dutch native and moved to that nation, which she would represent at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. The final in Atlanta was an easy victory for Bang, who had won the All-England title earlier in the year. Susanti defeated Kim for the bronze medal, 11-4, 11-1.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bang Su-Hyeon 23 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Mia Audina 16 Indonesia INA Silver
3 Susi Susanti 25 Indonesia INA Bronze
4 Kim Ji-Hyeon 21 South Korea KOR
5T Han Jingna 21 China CHN
5T Camilla Martin 22 Denmark DEN
5T Yao Yan 21 China CHN
5T Ye Zhaoying 22 China CHN
9T Margit Borg 27 Sweden SWE
9T Hisako Mizui 24 Japan JPN
9T Huang Chia-Chi 17 Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Kelly Morgan 21 Great Britain GBR
9T Yuliani Sentoso 24 Indonesia INA
9T Yasuko Mizui 20 Japan JPN
9T Pornsawan Plungwech 23 Thailand THA
9T Katarzyna Krasowska 27 Poland POL
17T Chan Chia Fong 19 Malaysia MAS
17T Somharuthai Charoensiri 24 Thailand THA
17T Sandra Dimbour 26 France FRA
17T Yelena Rybkina 32 Russia RUS
17T Rhona Robertson 26 New Zealand NZL
17T Denyse Julien 35 Canada CAN
17T Christine Magnusson 31 Sweden SWE
17T Zarinah Abdullah 25 Singapore SGP
17T Anne Søndergaard 23 Denmark DEN
17T Marina Yakusheva 22 Russia RUS
17T Santi Wibowo 21 Switzerland SUI
17T Obigeli Olorunsola 34 Nigeria NGR
17T Jeng Shwu-Zen 19 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Andrea Ódor 20 Hungary HUN
17T Varalakshimi Pandimukkala Venkata 21 India IND
17T Doris Piché 30 Canada CAN
33T Neli Nedyalkova-Boteva 22 Bulgaria BUL
33T Elsa Nielsen 22 Iceland ISL
33T Marie-Josephe Jean-Pierre 21 Mauritius MRI
33T Joanne Muggeridge 27 Great Britain GBR
33T Na Gyeong-Min 19 South Korea KOR
33T Debra O'Connor 30 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
33T Song Yang 31 Australia AUS
33T Olena Nozdran 21 Ukraine UKR
33T Vlada Chernyavskaya 30 Belarus BLR
33T Martine de Souza 22 Mauritius MRI
33T Lisa Campbell 28 Australia AUS
33T Erika Von Heiland 30 United States USA
33T Catrine Bengtsson 26 Sweden SWE
33T Anne Gibson 27 Great Britain GBR
33T Amparo Lim 26 Philippines PHI